Betty was indeed a late bloomer, and 1977 was her career year, reaching five of the six "BIG" Grand Slam finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and reaching the semifinals in the other. I remember she terrorized Chris once or twice at Wimbledon, coming very close to winning. My favorite Betty Stove moment occurred in the 1977 Wimbledon quarterfinals where she simply outplayed an in-form Martina Navratilova. I think Martina may had one break opportunity in the whole match, when she had Stove down 0-40. Big Bad Betty fired down three or five aces in a row to wipe out the break points and win the match. She literally deflated Martina, then held her nerve to beat Barker in the semis. Had she really believed, I think Betty could have won the Wimbledon final in 1977. But after winning the first set, she seemed satisfied with her accomplishment and missed out on her chance. Maybe she, too, thought Virginia was more-deserving of the Wimbledon title. Later that year, she beat little Tracy Austin 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the last U.S. Open to be played on clay. Bud Collins said she "out-bigged" her. Anyway, Betty played a solid match, highly entertaining match against Evert in a fairly close semifinal. She had another shining moment a few years later when her singles career was definitely on the downslide, beating Martina N at Eastbourne. Seems like she may have pushed Evonne Cawley at Wimbledon as well, before losing in another match that she might have won had she truly believed!